Canal Winchester, OH Train Wreck, Feb 1909

Canal Winchester, OH Train Wreck, Feb 1909

MANY IN WRECK ESCAPE.

People on Hocking Valley Trains Get Off Easily in Smash Up.

SPECIAL TO THE PLAIN DEALER.

COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 26. -- Nine persons were hurt, one seriously, and fifteen others had narrow escapes late this afternoon when a southbound Hocking Valley passenger train split a switch one mile north of Canal Winchester and sideswiped an engine and three coaches of a northbound passenger train which was on the siding.

There were 150 passengers in the southbound car which jumped the track and twenty men in a smoker, one side of which was torn out.  The crew of the wrecked engine was buried in the debris but in such a manner that the men were not crushed.

Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH 27 Feb 1909